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About This School

Thomas Jefferson High School is a public high school in Rochester. The principal of Thomas Jefferson High School is MS. SANDRA JORDAN, whose e-mail is christine.sickles@rcsdk12.org. 704 students go to Thomas Jefferson High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 42% of the Thomas Jefferson High School students have "limited English proficiency." 90% of the 704 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Thomas Jefferson High School is 12:1. Aquinas Institute is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 7% 11%
Black, non-Hispanic 50% 65%
Asian/Pacific Islander 23% 2%
Hispanic 19% 22%
Asian 18% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90% 81%
Limited English proficiency 42% 9%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My name is Jessica Calkins and I attend Thomas Jefferson High School this school is not good at all. The classes are out of control and the students over rule the teachers and sometimes the teachers over use their power as a teacher. I feel this is a problem as a student of Thomas Jefferson High School. I would like to see this school change and grow to be a safe and appropriete school for any student of any grade or age.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a parent and the Principal is awesome so I do not know how this rating was found. The principal goes above and beyond and has changed the school!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Thomas Jefferson High School is a great school. The principal is awesome she does so much for our students and families. Our faculty staff & support team is always helping students parents and the community making them feel so welcome to be able to share their thoughts or concerns always reasuring them the support is always there. We have a wonderful family oriented atmosphere here at Jefferson. Always working on strategies for our students to be able to reach their academic goals and social skills which will help them in their long term future plans .There is alot of involvement with community services which is always accessible to families.We work in a positive and productive enviroment which I am proud to be a part of.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have been a student at this school since 7th grade and I am currently a senior. All the talk about violence and ridicule at this school are just rumors and lies. I have tried several different schools and I have to say I have felt the safest at Jefferson. Also most of the teachers care about their students grades it all depends if the student is disruptive and rude. Basically if the the student does not care about his/her grades the teachers wont either. Besides the are teachers not babysitters.

  • (8 years ago)

    From what I have seen in the past two years that my son has been enrolled the teachers have no control over their classrooms. I have heard from teachers on numerous occasions that they were unable to teach the lesson plan due to class behavior. Also they are quick to call for a child talking in their class but not when their grades are declining it seems their priorities are mixed up.

  • (8 years ago)

    I dont feel that the No Child Left Behind is very good at this school.They suspended kids like it is nothing.They need to think about the way they do thing.

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